Navigation Links
Invention to prevent surgical adhesions wins Kaye Award
Date:6/12/2008

Jerusalem, June 12, 2008 A material designed to prevent adhesions following surgery has won for Hebrew University Prof. Daniel Cohn of the Casali Instititue of Applied Chemistry first prize in this year's Kaye Awards for Innovation. The awards were presented during the recent 71st meeting of the Hebrew University Board of Governors.

Prof. Cohn has developed a unique polymer (compounds of high molecular weight) that generate a physical barrier between layers of injured tissues, preventing the formation of adhesions between opposing tissue planes.

Adhesions are abnormal bands of scar tissue that form post-operatively in the treated area and cause organs to bind to one another. Typically, adhesions persist long after the original trauma has healed, attaching organs, nerves, muscles and other neighboring structures. They are formed in approximately 85% of all patients undergoing routine surgical procedures and represent a major source of post-operative complications and deaths.

The generation of adhesions following heart surgery is of special concern, since they may affect cardiac function. Furthermore, in the frequent cases where repeat operations are required, adhesions obscure cardiac landmarks, making the procedure potentially life-threatening to the patient due to inadvertent vascular or cardiac injury.

Already in use is a wide variety of polymers which are foreign to the human body and which are used in direct contact with its organs, tissues and fluids. These materials are called biomedical polymers, and they have contributed significantly to modern medicine. The barrier created by the preventive polymers is required to remain in place for the period during which the adhesions are generated (a few days), and then, gradually degrade and disappear without having any detrimental effect. Additional requirements pertain to handling and suturing properties of the polymeric film..

The significant step forward
'/>"/>

Contact: Jerry Barach
jerryb@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Invention gives improved gene technology analysis
2. Surgery looks at inventions and innovations by surgeons
3. Endu Receives Gold Medal for Outstanding Chinese Patented Invention Award
4. CleanRest(R) Announces a Groundbreaking Invention, The Worlds Cleanest Pillow(TM)
5. World-renowned bioengineers to record history of medical inventions
6. Time Magazine Names Agendia Test a Best Invention of 2007
7. Gender affects reaction to HIV-prevention materials
8. Linkwell Corporation Disinfection Epidemic Prevention Teams Enter into Sichuan Earthquake Area
9. Antibiotics can prevent wound complications of childbirth, Stanford/Packard study finds
10. Drug Regimen Prevents AIDS Transmission Via Breast Milk
11. Worlds Leading Health Experts Urge Countries to Use Newly Released Data to Prevent the Death of Millions of Children Due to Rotavirus
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Invention to prevent surgical adhesions wins Kaye Award
(Date:11/28/2014)... ARTAS robotic hair transplant surgical procedures ... PAI Medical Group hair transplant surgeons Chris Pawlinga, M.D. ... hair transplant procedure in the Brentwood office on Monday, ... in Tennessee and one of only three medical centers ... robotic hair transplantation. Patients benefit from this minimally invasive, ...
(Date:11/28/2014)... November 28, 2014 This report ... market along with the definite portrayal of the ... point depiction of various variables driving the development ... difficulties blocking the development of the business. ... , According to the report "Worldwide Dental ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... November 28, 2014 As everyone knows, Cyber ... demands of its customers, Tidebuy is now providing ... their favorite products at only 15% of the current prices. ... enjoy the huge savings and free shipping (for orders above ... development of network technology, more and more people are willing ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... This is a professional and in-depth study on ... a focus on the Chinese market. The report provides ... manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and ... , Firstly, the report provides a basic overview of ... Then, the report explores the international and Chinese major ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... BC (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 ... clinic, has recently announced that its personalized treatment ... treatment techniques can help victims of sports injuries ... shin splints, or patellofemoral pain syndrome, Absolute Physio ... runner’s and jumper’s knee, ACL tears, meniscal injuries, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:First in Tennessee - PAI Medical Group Announces ARTAS - The World’s Most Advanced Medical Robot Used for Hair Transplant Surgery 2Health News:Global Dental Market Report 2014 Edition Now Available at MarketReportsOnline.com 2Health News:Global Dental Market Report 2014 Edition Now Available at MarketReportsOnline.com 3Health News:Tidebuy.com Launching Overcoats Sales for the Special Monday in 2014 2Health News:Bronchoscopes Industry 2019 Forecasts for Global and China Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 2Health News:Bronchoscopes Industry 2019 Forecasts for Global and China Region in New Research Report at ReportsnReports.com 3Health News:Coquitlam Physiotherapy Clinic Now Helps Clients Reach Pre-Injury State 2
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- More than ... alive and well, with functioning immune systems, nine years ... report. Most of the patients attend school with ... fatal without treatment. "The promise of gene therapy ...
... Strains of a bacterium commonly found in fruit flies can ... transmitting the virus that causes dengue fever, researchers have found. ... control dengue worldwide. North Carolina State University mathematical biologist ... a research consortium that includes scientists from Australia and the ...
... WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity is costing states ... In nine states, obesity already accounts for 10 percent ... researchers from RTI International, Duke University and the U.S. Agency ... that taxpayers are footing a large part of the bill, ...
... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- ... shows are more likely to use drugs and alcohol than teens ... The survey included more than 1,000 youths from around the nation ... a typical day, about 70 percent of teens said they used ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 24 (HealthDay News) -- High doses ... abnormal heart rhythms and should no longer be prescribed ... Wednesday. Doses of Celexa (citalopram hydrobromide) greater than ... electrical activity of the heart, which can lead to ...
... Geneva, 23rd August 2011 The fight against non-communicable diseases ... and liver disease, is at grave risk, because of recent ... Nations negotiations, the European Association for the Study of the ... to Mr Ban Ki-Moon, Dr Margaret Chan and Mr Jose ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News: 'Bubble Boy' Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study 2Health News: 'Bubble Boy' Kids Living Normally After Gene Therapy: Study 3Health News:Obesity Costing States Billion in Yearly Medical Expenses 2Health News:Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey 2Health News:Teen Drinking, Smoking Higher Among Facebook Users: Survey 3Health News:UN Member States jeopardize international progress on non-communicable disease epidemic 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014  Cohen, Placitella & Roth, ... investors who purchased Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation ("Nymox" or ... period from January 31, 2011 through November 2, ... and certain of its officers and directors publically ... of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014  Over 100 million ... those suffer from this pain daily. Chronic and acute ... pain management is born to fulfill the need for ... types of pain. On October 28th, a ... Cumberland, Maryland community.  This new ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... Zynerba Pharmaceuticals , Inc., a specialty ... synthetic cannabinoid treatments, today announced that the company will ... 2014. The conference will be held December 2 to ... New York . Zynerba,s Chairman and CEO, ... Tuesday, December 2. To listen to a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC Investigating Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation for Failing to Disclose Material Information 2Cohen, Placitella & Roth, PC Investigating Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation for Failing to Disclose Material Information 3New Pain Management Center Opens in Cumberland, Md. 2Zynerba Pharmaceuticals to Present at Piper Jaffray 26th Annual Healthcare Conference 2014 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: